Quite obvious, Yearning is the motivation behind every person´s action.
I don´t remember someone to have ever questioned this, but
I see myself compelled to look into the very nature of yearning,
as longing has only brought me overwhelming sorrow and distress.
It is so paradoxical – the more I longed the less I received. No matter what.
The more I longed for something the more distance I created between me and
the desired thing.
Really, yearning has felt like a curse. The more yearning, the more sorrow
I received. Invariably, the more unfulfilled I felt.
So after so many years of pondering, I seem to have come to some kind
of insight about this. What happens is that WHEN WE YEARN, WE CREATE TIME repudiating here and now, reinforcing the separation between our desire and its fulfillment.
It comes down to this: if you want something or someone, you have to stop yearning,
raising the most uncomfortable question:
WHAT, OR WHO ARE WE YEARNING FOR SO BADLY?
What is fulfillment ultimately?
Can it be that whatever longing, is longing after the ineffable Oneness, with Yourself…
WITH LIFE BEYOND DUALITY?
Longing enhances duality, and AS LONG AS WE ARE CAUGHT IN DUALITY,
we will most likely indulge in even more suffering and distress.
I wish I had a clear answer on this, but as far as I can see
if we want to realize what we long for, we have to stop longing and “reach out” for that very inexplicable state of initial non-duality – oneness – which is our most truthful nature.
If I say “Oneness”, for most people this word will sound like a total absurdity – a mere lifeless concept – that´s the difficult part since very few humans have ever tasted what
We have to start living as if duality didn´t exist.
In plain language, if you want to have what you yearn for, you have to drop yearning, “reaching”- that is, being in – a state of veritable, unfeigned contentment, – AS IF YOU ALREADY HAD ALREADY THAT DESIRED THING – and once feeling dignity and contentment, you will have a fairly better chance to fulfill your longing.
Life wasn’t created “some time ago”, Life is Creation every moment, creation is expression NOW. You are life’s yearning after itself.
Life is the giver, it gives you your very breath every single moment. So be life, give her something back by expressing yourself, show that you exist!
EXPRESSION IS NOT AN ARTISTIC LUXURY, IT IS THE KEY TO BE ALIVE!
Dare to express something in whatever CONSTRUCTIVE way it suits you, your voice is needed!
“The other” is your mirror, what you give the other you give to yourself – so let’s talk, let’s communicate for real, simply and openly without restriction, let’s give each other some interest and vivid attention! Stop thwarting yourself, let’s stop fighting and hindering each other, we all lose, there is no winner in this battle. We are all in the same boat, open your eyes, if you drown I drown, if I thrive you thrive.
We can be each other’s success, not each others misfortune! This requires throwing the mask of self-importance and dire self-deceit. A single moment of true and honest communication opens unbelievable potential.